Understanding the legal landscape of domestic assault
People facing a domestic assault charge have more options than they think to address the accusation, Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler tells AdvocateDaily.com.
“When clients seek my counsel in these situations, I typically go over the facts as to what the Crown is alleging and come up with a plan as to how we’ll proceed,” she says.
Dostaler, the founder of Céline Dostaler Professional Corporation, says sometimes the client opts to plead guilty and rectify the matter as quickly as possible.
“They may say, ‘Yes this happened. I made a bad decision, but I’m not that person.’ Other times, the accused will tell me they didn’t do it or it’s an exaggeration of what happened,” she says.
Read full article here - August 24th, 2018 (AdvocateDaily.com)